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WORCESTER, Mass.-- A reputed New England mobster who hid out in Idaho for more than a decade has pleaded not guilty in Massachusetts to federal charges that include conspiring to kill a former mob boss.

Enrico Ponzo pleaded not guilty in Worcester federal court Friday to 10 counts, including conspiracy to commit murder, racketeering and weapons charges.

Ponzo was arrested last month at his home in the Marsing, Idaho.

The FBI said he had been living there at least a decade since fleeing Boston in 1994 to avoid state drug charges.

He was indicted in 1997 on the federal charges, including an attempt to kill former mob boss Francis Cadillac Frank Salemme.

As Ponzo left court, he spoke briefly to his sister, who said she hasn't seen him in 20 years.

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